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Neshol
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   20th May 03 at 23:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Is a cat-back system just the same as getting a backbox, and having a pipe put in place of the silencer? Or by getting a system, will the pipe be larger or somethin? I'm not after performance gains, just a better sound.
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quote:
Originally posted by Neshol
Is a cat-back system just the same as getting a backbox, and having a pipe put in place of the silencer? Or by getting a system, will the pipe be larger or somethin? I'm not after performance gains, just a better sound.



yes its the same...well it depends on what make of exhaust...some like my Sebring have a straight through centre section, while other makes have a less restrictive centre box (than the standard one).

different makes have different size bores (size of pipe).

if ur after a lot of noise...get a full powerflow system...of get a cat back system and a de cat pipe...a de cat pipe makes a hell of a difference (in sound) thats wat i found.

i have a magnex de cat pipe and a full sebring system (cat back) and its loud but not OTT (sebring exhausts r quiet really).

hope that helps.

james
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Cheers dude. So if u buy a cat-back system, how many pieces does it come in? Basically I wanna know if i can fit the lot myself or not.
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u dont have to be mechnically minded, just need commen sence! i did mine.

a full (cat back) system will consist of a back box and a centre section.

where u live? if ur near me in essex il fit a system for ya m8.

all u do is take ur old exhaust off by undoin the clamp behind the cat and the clamp by the back box and then pull the 2 parts apart. (sometimes they can be rusted together or have gay "gumgum" stickin the exhaust together, so u have to use a hammer/wd40 to get it off.)

then u just do the opposite with the new system.

u should be able to do the whole lot (includin puttin car on axle stands) in an hour.


james

[Edited on 21-05-2003 by essexracer]
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   21st May 03 at 00:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cheers James, i'm in the midlands but it sounds like I can do it myself anyway, perhaps with the help of a mate. Thanks for the replies
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thats wat corsa sport is here for m8

if u get any probs, just u2u me m8


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Well what I was actually thinkin of doin woz just gettin a backbox n stickin that on, then gettin sum1 to put a pipe in place of the silencer. Wouldn't that work out cheaper than buyin the system? If u see wot i mean....
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In place of the middle silencer, sorry
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yes it should work out cheaper...but the centre pipe will have to made to the correct size bore where it connects to the cat and back box.

also the centre pipe is not straight...it will have to be bent into the correct shape. i think powerflow charge about 40 to do this.

so y dont u call up powerflow/longlife etc and ask them how much they would charge for just a straight though pipe replacing the centre section, and if its reasonable then good.

and then u can choose a back box u like and then fit that ur self and then take it to powerflow to get them to fit a straight through centre section.


and bobs ur uncle!
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Perfect! Just what I wanted to know geezer. Cheers for that!
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incase u get quoted sumic silly like 100 for a made up cantre section from powerflow, then av a look arround for an off the shelf one.

i think my sebring one is like 70 for just the centre section. its stainless steel (has a black cover) and has a life time warrenty.

i think janspeed and a few other makes do centre sections aswell for less than 100.


james

 
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